Thousands of AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuits Filed

Aqueous Film Forming Foam, also known as AFFF firefighting foam, has been linked to an increased risk of several types of cancer, including pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, and testicular cancer.

If you or a family member worked with with AFFF firefighting foam and received a cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible to pursue legal action and obtain compensation for your condition.

Start your legal claim today by contacting the attorneys at Hissey Mulderig & Friend via our toll-free number at 1-866-806-8117, or by completing the claims submission form located on the right-hand side of this webpage.

AFFF Firefighting Foam Linked to Cancer

AFFF firefighting foam was created to combat fires involving flammable liquids such as gasoline, petroleum, and jet fuel. Firefighters in the Air Force and various military branches utilized AFFF extensively for many years, along with numerous airports throughout the United States.

AFFF firefighting foam contains per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), commonly known as “forever chemicals” due to their slow degradation.

Firefighters who were exposed to AFFF may face an increased risk of cancer due to the presence of these forever chemicals in firefighting foam.

In 2023, a study was released linking Air Force firefighters to a heightened risk of testicular cancer due to AFFF exposure. Firefighting foam has also been linked with a higher likelihood of other forms of cancer, such as kidney cancer, multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, renal cancer, and uterine or endometrial cancer.

Lawsuits Filed By Firefighters With Cancer

Lawsuits against 3M, Chemguard, Dupont, and other AFFF manufacturers have alleged that these companies were aware of the cancer risks associated with firefighting foam for many years, but neglected to adequately inform firefighters about the potential health hazards linked to AFFF.

Thousands of lawsuits have filed so far against manufacturers of AFFF by firefighters and other individuals who were diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses. A significant portion of these lawsuits have been brought forth by military firefighters who were exposed to the hazardous forever chemicals in firefighting foam while serving in various branches of the military, such as the Air Force, Navy, and others.

In 2023, a considerable number of these AFFF firefighting foam lawsuits were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation, or MDL, in South Carolina. The firefighting foam MDL will help to streamline the trial proceedings and facilitating the process for firefighters suffering from cancer to obtain a settlement in a more efficient manner.

Despite the ongoing AFFF firefighting foam litigation, there is still an opportunity for military or civilian firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses to take legal action and seek compensation for the health issues stemming from exposure to firefighting foam. 

Start Your AFFF Firefighting Foam Claim Today

If you or someone you know has worked with AFFF and has been diagnosed with cancer or other related illnesses, it may be possible to file a lawsuit and receive the compensation to which you are entitled under the law. 

Contacting the attorneys at Hissey Mulderig & Friend can help initiate the process of filing a claim to seek the compensation you deserve. Start your claim by calling our office toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by completing our claims submission form at the top of this post.

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